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Monday, February 19, 2018

The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon, the hospital's second-largest annual fundraiser, is coming up Feb. 26-27. Hosted by the Ballad Health Foundation and now in its sixth year, the radiothon brings the community together to support the region’s only children’s hospital. ... read more about The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’

Auditions have been set for the upcoming “Broadway Comes to Greeneville,” which raises awareness and support for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Beginning Feb. 19, auditions will take place across the region for children who want to be cast in the annual event, now in its seventh year. “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” is a production of the Ballad Health Foundation and presenting sponsor Consumer Credit Union. It’s a Broadway-style show featuring the youth talent selected at the upcoming auditions. ... read more about Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – More than 250 team members, physicians, community leaders and elected officials gathered at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center Friday morning, Feb. 2, to celebrate the culmination of a region-wide effort to transform local healthcare and set the stage for improving community health. ... read more about Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Mountain States Health Alliance, Wellmont Health System boards authorize final approval of merger; Ballad Health to celebrate launch Friday

TENNESSEE and VIRGINIA – The boards of directors of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System have voted unanimously to approve the final terms that will govern their merger, forming a new health system to serve the 1.2 million residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The transaction creating the new organization, named Ballad Health, officially became effective at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 1, 2018.  A formal launch will be held on Friday, Feb. 2. ... read more about Mountain States Health Alliance, Wellmont Health System boards authorize final approval of merger; Ballad Health to celebrate launch Friday.

Bart Hove
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ballad Health announces retirement of Bart Hove

Ballad Health has announced that Bart Hove, the previous chief executive officer of Wellmont Health System, has retired, effective today. Hove had been slated to serve as CEO of Ballad Health. In a letter yesterday evening to the Ballad Health board of directors, Hove made the surprise announcement. In it, he articulated strong support for the newly appointed management team, a group composed of individuals from both organizations.  ... read more about Ballad Health announces retirement of Bart Hove.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Inaugural board of directors selected for Ballad Health

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. and KINGSPORT , Tenn. – Eleven regional leaders with expertise in business, healthcare, education and community development have been selected to serve on the inaugural Ballad Health board of directors when the new health system officially launches in early 2018. ... read more about Inaugural board of directors selected for Ballad Health.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mountain States, Wellmont receive merger approval in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY AND KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The proposed merger between Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System reached an important milestone on Tuesday with approval of the systems’ Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) application by Tennessee officials. ... read more about Mountain States, Wellmont receive merger approval in Tennessee.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Name chosen for proposed new health system

This is a message sent to all Mountain States Health Alliance team members by Alan Levine, President/CEO of Mountain States, announcing the name for the proposed new health system joining Wellmont Health System with Mountain States. ... read more about Name chosen for proposed new health system.